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ACT Remuneration Tribunal

The ACT Remuneration Tribunal is an independent statutory tribunal with responsibility for setting the remuneration, allowances and entitlements for various public officials in the ACT.

It was established by the Remuneration Tribunal Act img-icn-extlink 1995 on 21 December 1995.
The Tribunal is independent of the Government, and its determinations cannot be disallowed by the Legislative Assembly.


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Annual Remuneration Review

In March 2014, in accordance with the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995, the Remuneration Tribunal will commence its annual review of the remuneration and allowances to be paid and other entitlements to be granted to:

  • the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, other Ministers and Members of the Legislative Assembly, including those holding particular offices;
  • Head of Service, Directors-General and Executives employed under the Public Sector Management Act 1994; and
  • full-time Holders of Public Office, referred to in Section 10(1) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995.

In the case of the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, other Ministers and Members of the Legislative Assembly, including those holding particular offices, the Tribunal has issued a discussion paper (Issues Paper) on options for consideration. The paper is available at the bottom of this page. 

The Tribunal welcomes written submissions about the remuneration, allowances and other entitlements to be paid to the above office holders from interested persons, organisations and associations.  Submissions should be forwarded:

By email (preferred): remtrib@act.gov.au

Or by post to:

The Chair
ACT Remuneration Tribunal
PO Box 964
CIVIC SQUARE
ACT 2608

The closing date for submissions is 12 noon, Friday 28 February 2014.

Please note that submissions made to the Remuneration Tribunal are made publicly available through the Tribunal’s website. Anyone making a submission has the opportunity to indicate that a submission should not be publicised. Further information is available on the website.

Issues Paper on Review of Entitlements for Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly

The ACT Remuneration Tribunal has released an issues paper on the entitlements for members of the Legislative Assembly.  The paper covers the following matters:

  • Work value
  • Base salary
  • Loading for officeholders
  • Superannuation
  • Resettlement allowance
  • Electorate allowance
  • Travelling allowance
  • Study and accompanied travel allowances.

There has been no substantive review of MLA entitlements in the nearly 25 years since self-government.  The Tribunal is of the view that the work value of MLAs may not be reflected in the remuneration and other allowances that are paid.  It is mindful that the community would wish to continue to attract and retain the best people as its MLAs.
 
The Tribunal invites comments from past and present MLAs, other stakeholders and interested community members.  It urges the community to accept that MLAs are an important component of the ACT’s democratic processes and should therefore be appropriately compensated for their work.
 
All submissions will be published on the Tribunal’s website unless there are compelling reasons for them to be treated confidentially.  Submissions close on 28 February 2014 and the Tribunal will conclude its deliberations by May 2014.

Submissions should be made:

By email (preferred): remtrib@act.gov.au

By post to:

The Chair
ACT Remuneration Tribunal
PO Box 964
CIVIC SQUARE
ACT 2608


Media Release -  Review of Entitlements for Members of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly [PDF PDF 86KB]

Review of Entitlements for Members of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly - Issues Paper [PDF PDF 452KB]
Review of Entitlements for Members of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly - Issues Paper [Word document DOC 377KB]


Determinations

Determinations made by the Tribunal are published on the Determinations page.

 

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